October 17, 2010, printed obituaries

Lois Cauwels Breitkreuz

Lois Cauwels Breitkreuz, 69, of South Haven, Mich., died October 8, 2010 at the South Haven Healthcare and Rehabilitation Home, where she resided since 1986.
Born January 18, 1942 in Paterson, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Irene Cauwels of Santa Cruz, Calif.
Lois graduated from North Carroll High School in Hampstead, Md., and John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Ark. She had an early career in education and Sunday school teaching.  Later, while disabled by Multiple Sclerosis, she engaged in a caring prayer ministry for others.  Lois enjoyed gospel music and watching all sports on her television. While a patient for 24 years she served as president of the Resident Counsel and encouraged others by sharing her faith, bringing them joy and hope. As her health worsened she showed courage and was an inspiration to the staff, who considered themselves fortunate to know and care for her. She appreciated the visits of family and friends and loved seeing her grandchildren and hearing of their school experiences and activities.
Surviving are daughter, Rebecca Sanford; son, Stephen (Diane) Breitkreuz; grandchildren — Ryan, Aaron and Eleanor Sanford, and Emma, Luke, Jack and Josh Breitkreuz, all of St. Joseph, Mich.; sister, Jan (John) Veteto of Colorado Springs, Colo.; brother, Paul (Jacque) Cauwels of Merced, Calif.; brother, David (Charlotte) Cauwels of Albuquerque, NM; brother, Jack (Phyllis) Cauwels of Mt. Hermon, Calif.; sister, Dolores Snyder of Westminster, Md.; aunt, Mattie Coombs of Tom’s River, NJ; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family received friends from 9-11 a.m. until the time of the service at 11 a.m., Tuesday, October 12, 2010, at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, Mich. 49085 with the Rev. Dr. John Hosler, of Napier Parkview Baptist Church, officiating. Internment was at Riverview Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Angle Tree Prison Fellowship, P.O. Box 1550, Merrifield, VA 22116-1550 or Napier Parkview Baptist Church, 245 W. Napier Avenue, Benton Harbor, MI 49022.
Arrangements are entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Chapel. You may sign the guest book and offer on-line condolences at http://www.starks-menchinger.com.

Karna Jean Globensky

Karna Jean Globensky, 69, of South Haven, died Thursday, October 14 at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo.
She was born January 17, 1941 in Grand Rapids, Mich. to Stewart L. and Helen (Anderson) Johnson.  Karna married Jerry Globensky October 7, 1961.  She worked for the City of South Haven as Harbor Master for 16 years.
She is preceded in death by her parents.
She is survived by her husband, Jerry Globensky of South Haven, Mich.; two sons – John M (Kate) Globensky of Rockford, Mich. and Joseph W. (Jennifer) Globensky of Frisco, Texas; five grandchildren – Andrew, Audry, Alaina, Jared and Reese; one brother, Jim (Dawn) Johnson of Grand Rapids, Mich.; and three sisters – Sharon Potter of Palm Harbor, Fla., Mary Kay (Fred) O’Neil of Muskego, Wis., and Theresa (George) Tafelski of Grand Rapids, Mich. also survive.
Karna’s burial will take place at Woodlawn Cemetery in Grand Rapids, Mich. A Celebration of Life service will be scheduled in the spring. Memorial contributions can be made to South Haven Hospice at Home. Kindly share your thoughts and memories on the family’s online guest book at http://www.FilbrandtFFH.com.
The family is being helped by the Filbrandt Family Funeral Home of South Haven, 637-0333.

Jaylin “Kyree” Hatter

Jaylin “Kyree” Hatter,16, of South Haven, passed away on Friday, October 8, 2010 at South Haven Community Hospital, South Haven, Mich.
Kyree was a junior at South Haven’s L.C. Mohr High School. He will be greatly missed by the administration, faculty and entire school body.
Kyree was known for his outgoing personality and his love for the game of basketball.  One of his most memorable accomplishments is when he was moved up from the JV Basketball Team to play on the Varsity Team during the District Tournament. Kyree was a successful student athlete who loved to spend time with family, friends and younger kids who looked up to him. He will be greatly missed for his infectious sense of humor, his intense competitive drive, and his love of basketball and his family.
Kyree was preceded in death by his grandparents, Scott Hatter and Beulah Henry; great-grandparents, Ida Sheggog and James O. Wilkins, Sr.; and aunt, Lajuana Jones.
Kyree is survived by his paternal father, Clifton Hatter; stepfather and mother, James and Andrea Hooker; two brothers, Marquise and Clifton Hatter Jr.; two sisters, Jade and Journee’ Hooker; grandparents, Nathaniel and Merle Goodwin, and Darlene Wilkins; great-grandparents, Simon and Betty Harrington, and Shirley Wilkins; uncles, aunts, cousins, and a host of family and friends, namely Clareese Jheri Paul.
Kyree touched the hearts and souls of many and will be lovingly remembered and deeply missed. “Gone to Soon!”
A memorial service took place on Thursday, October 14, at 6:00 p.m. at the Listiak Auditorium at the South Haven High School.
Visitation was held Friday, October 15 from 11–12 at the Greater Pentecostal Temple Church of God in Christ. Funeral services began at 12:00 p.m. on Friday at the church with Pastor Joe O. Wilkins officiating.  Feel free to share your thoughts and memories of Kyree on the family’s online guest book at http://www.FilbrandtFFH.com.
The family is being helped by the Filbrandt Family Funeral Home of South Haven, 637-0333.

Ellen Tucker Mealer

Ellen Tucker Mealer, 82, of South Haven, Mich., formerly of Michigan City, passed away on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 in South Haven, Mich.
Ellen was born February 5, 1928 in Truman, Ark. to the late Charles and Frances Julia (Tucker) Qualls.
In 1948 she married James Mealer, who passed away in 1994.
Ellen was a retired executive housekeeper for Memorial Hospital and she also worked for Filter Specialists.
She was a member of the Free Methodist Church and her family was her life. She loved spending time with her family and cooking for them, taking trips, singing in the church choir, crocheting, sewing and spending time with her grandchildren.
Surviving are two sons — James C. (Kathryn) Mealer of La Porte, Ind., and Lee Alan (Beverly) Mealer of South Haven, Mich.; six grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; three sisters — Frankie Troop of Fla., Mable Gregory of Ark., and Julia Johnson of Michigan City; and one brother, Charles (Candy) Qualls of La Porte, Ind.
Preceding her in death is one sister, Margaret Qualls; and two brothers — Prentist and Paul Qualls.
Services were held on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at the Root Funeral Home with the Rev. Jack Andrews officiating. Burial followed in Greenwood Cemetery. Viewing was held on Monday from 4-8 p.m. and on Tuesday from 10-11 a.m. at the Root Funeral Home.

Charles Strickland

Charles Strickland, 72, of South Haven, died Monday, Oct. 4, 2010 with his family at his side.
He was born April 7, 1938 in Edwards, Miss., the son of Harold V. Strickland and Loise A. Kimbles.  He united with Sharon Bailiff, where they soon wed and celebrated years of marriage in South Haven, Mich.  He was a proud member of the Farmer’s Association.  He loved selling fruits and vegetables at the farmer’s market located in Benton Harbor, Mich., and spending time with his family.  The memories of him will be held in their hearts forever.
He was preceded in death by his father, mother, and brother.
He is survived by his wife, Sharon Strickland; stepchildren; grandchildren; step-grandchildren; three sisters; and a brother.
Services were held on Oct. 9, 2010 at Filbrandt Family Funeral Home in South Haven.


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